Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Address: 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | Lodge
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This lodge is located on 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsKinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    Reviewed by vikkiandchris

    Beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2015
    by (39 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This lodge is set in the most beautiful surroundings- high on the hillside and above the clouds! It's a bit of a mission to get to from where the bus drops you off on the main road. Only 1-2km but some very steep hills with ground left very slippy by the heavy rain. The lodge itself is very simple but nice enough with 6 bed dorms downstairs under the main building. There is a balcony you can sit on and take in the amazing scenery. It got very cold though and would've benefited from a fire or at least some heaters. Make sure you take warm clothes with you! The staff were great. There's no WiFi or internet to use at the lodge which we hadn't realised. The girls working at the lodge rang the bus company for us to check bus times and also rang our next hostel to check availability. This was very much appreciated!

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    Reviewed by impressionsbykk

    Mountain stay outside the National Park

    Reviewed Mar 7, 2014
    by (5 reviews) Cairns , Australia Flag of Australia

    Outside the park so cheaper accommodation option (RM30pp dorm room), in a beautiful mountain setting. But if you have luggage and decide to walk, instead of taking a taxi from the National Park, just be aware it's about 2km walk and there's a few uphil bits! Great location though - where the turnoff is to the Lodge from the main road, there are stalls selling vegetables and fruit. You can use the kitchen at the lodge to make your own food. The lodge has a very homely feel with lounge chairs, tv, verandah to take in the views and very helpful staff. Also, by the food stalls on the main road, you can wait to grab a bus to Kota Kinabalu - extra handy!

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    Reviewed by baggywiggles

    3 night stay in mountain lodge

    Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

    Great breakfast every morning and Leo and the team are very friendly and helpful when advising on Kinabalu climb and national park trails. Side road there is a little tricky with bags!

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    Reviewed by marcello83

    nice silent lodge in the Rainforst

    Reviewed Jan 12, 2011
    by (5 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    I enjoyed my time there, walked a little bit in the jungle. Room was ok. The view from the balcony awesome.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

    Up, up, WOW!! then down, down, down, down, down..

    A travel blog entry by pcandjd on Jan 21, 2015

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    To avoid an unsavoury 5am start from KK, we decided that the best plan was to make our way to Mt Kinabalu the day before starting the climb.

    The trip there was uneventful other than getting out of the taxi at the bus terminal and having 7-8 guys crowding around looking to take the bags from the taxi and usher us to their bus company. The …

    Borneo day 5

    A travel blog entry by ellie.t on Oct 07, 2015

    ... the mountain top during the earthquake. Luckily the huts inhabitants has left early that morning. 16 people died on the mountain that day and the site of the demolished hits is to be turned into some sort of monument to remember those that lost their lives one of which was one of our guides sons who was a mountain guide who had safely got his group to safety and was struck by boulders when he went up to save ...

    Poring Hot Springs

    A travel blog entry by vincethepince on Oct 06, 2015

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    ... in the same complex as the hot springs so the prices were definitely inflated. The was no one else in the restaurant other than the 6 of us. One beer costed 1/3 of the price I had paid for 24 earlier in the day so we didn't have any with supper. I had fried noodles again done in a different way. It was pretty good but not worth what they were charging. We did share some fresh spring rolls and chicken wings which were very good. Sorting out the bill ...

    Hot springs

    A travel blog entry by bubblyb23 on Dec 29, 2014

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    The plan this morning is to have an early morning dip in the hot springs before heading by bus to Sandakan. We head to the only place open to get a coffee before heading for a dip. It's a lot quieter today so much more enjoyable. The hot pools are more like private baths. You put the plug in and fill them up with the underground water. They are about a metre deep. We fill one up and pop in. Luckily ...

    To the hot springs

    A travel blog entry by bevbag on Dec 28, 2014

    Woke early and headed on downstairs to the Sunday markets. The usual stuff was on offer, fruit and vegetables, craft, home wares, pets, clothes, etc. I got myself a hat. Coffee and noodles for breakfast then check out of the accommodation and head for the bus station. Poring is the destination ...

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